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Malvern House

Owned by Mr Davies who ran the shop as a grocers, there was also a redbrick built bakery  on side of house( now knocked down) it was also a feed and seed  merchant. There were  stables at the  back, so that  farmers who came into the village to catch the  train to Builth, or went away on a visit  could stable the pony from their pony and trap and collect it later. The stores were later taken over by the Vest family who moved from Builth.
View of Llangammarch Village
This view clearly shows the rear of Malvern House with stables and outhouses - people would leave their horses here when they went off on the train or to market


  • 1911
    John Davies, age 71, grocer and farmer, his wife Ruth age 71,son, David age 33, who was Manager of a grocery business, 2 servants (a  baker John Evans age 24, and a general servant Minnie Pugh age 24) and William Priddy age 16, a Grocers Assistant
  • 1901
    John Davies, age 61, farmer and grocer, wife, Ruth age 61, a boarder, Richard Davies age 48,  listed as a Castrator from Merionedd and a general domestic, Ellen Price age 21
  • 1891
    John Davies grocer, age 51,  wife, Ruth age 51,  and 2 sons, William age 18, a grocers assistant, and David age 14, a scholar. There is also a servant/ domestic Gwen Herbert age 22
  • 1881
    John Davies head, farmer aged 41, his wife Ruth, age41, Elizabeth Evans age 18,his  stepdaughter, John Evans age 16,  his stepson, William  age 8 and David age 4, his two sons, Penry Stanton age 24, a lodger who was a Carpenter with Elizabeth his  wife age 22  and Elizabeth his daughter, 5 months. (Stantons also lived in 1 Club Cottages in 1891 census, they later built Banbury)

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